The three large-scale wind generation facilities in Vermont that have been approved by the Board, Sheffield (Docket 7156), Georgia Mountain (Docket 7508), and Lowell Mountain (Docket 7628), are each subject to a Board-approved sound monitoring and sound complaint procedure. Those three procedures each have complaint resolution steps intended to resolve complaints directly with the wind generation facility.
Persons wishing to file complaints regarding wind facility sound levels should file their complaints directly with the operator of the facility. This is to allow the operator an opportunity to promptly assess and address the circumstances that may be leading to the complaint.
First Wind Vermont
Sheffield Noise Monitoring and Complaint Resolution Plan
In the event you register a complaint with the facility operator but do not believe your complaint was adequately resolved, you can contact the Department of Public Service Consumer Affairs and Public Information (CAPI) Division.
If your complaint is not resolved by the wind generation facility or with the assistance of CAPI, you can file a complaint directly with the Board. Additionally, you may file a complaint directly with the Board at any time using the contact information in the lower left-hand corner of each web page.
The Georgia Mountain (Docket 7508) and Lowell Mountain (Docket 7628) wind generation facilities are each subject to a Board-approved winter operating protocol to protect against possible safety-related issues during certain weather conditions.
If you believe that a wind generation facility is violating the requirements of its winter operating protocol, you can register a complaint with CAPI at the Department of Public Service.
If your complaint is not resolved with the assistance of CAPI, you can file a complaint directly with the Board. Additionally, you may file a complaint directly with the Board at any time using the contact information in the lower left corner of the web page.